CAT WALK PLUS

CAT WALK PLUS

CAT Walk Plus is an extended version of a CAT Walk. CAT Walk Plus is conducted on selected dates throughout the year and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. While the participation is open to anyone, CAT Walk Plus is a popular programme among people from Singapore.

CAT Walk Plus is an extended version of a CAT Walk. CAT Walk Plus is conducted on selected dates throughout the year and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. While the participation is open to anyone, CAT Walk Plus is a popular programme among people from Singapore.

The main differences between a CAT Walk and a CAT Walk Plus are:

  • A CAT Walk is guided by a certified volunteer trained by MYCAT staff. A CAT Walk Plus is guided by a MYCAT staff thus allowing participants to gain a greater and in-depth information on MYCAT’s conservation efforts at the Sungai Yu Ecological Corridor.
  • On CAT Walk Plus, participants will get an opportunity to check a camera trap which was set to monitor wildlife presence in the area. This activity is not included in a CAT Walk because it requires MYCAT staff to be present on-site.
  • The registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus includes round-trip transportation between Kuala Lumpur and Merapoh town. Whereas participants of a CAT Walk are expected to make their own way to Merapoh town.
  • The registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus includes the purchase of tree saplings to be planted by participants at the degraded sites in the Sungai Yu Ecological Corridor.
  • Weather permitting, a CAT Walk Plus can include a night drive through an oil palm plantation where participants have a chance of spotting nocturnal wildlife.
  • Participants joining a CAT Walk Plus from Singapore are provided with a pre-trip briefing in Singapore prior to the trip. These briefings are conducted by CAT Walk Plus alumni who can share first-hand experiences and tips about CAT Walks. Participants based outside of Singapore can join the pre-trip briefings via video conference calls.
  • Regardless of nationality, the registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus is the same. A 25% discount off the registration fee is also applicable for full-time students and repeat volunteers.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. A CAT Walk Plus takes place with a minimum of 6 participants, and a maximum of 8 participants per trip based on a first-come-first-served basis.
  2. Volunteers must be above 18 years of age, in good health and physical condition, and confident that they can complete a day walk of about 6km with little assistance. Prior experience in hiking, and trekking in the Malaysian rainforest is an advantage. MYCAT staff will be present throughout the programme period.
  3. To confirm the spot in the programme, volunteers must register and pay the participation fees in full 30-days before the Day 1 of the CAT Walk trip.
  4. All cancellation and/or transfers request must be made in writing to cat@malayantiger.net at least 30 days prior to the CAT Walk date and the participation fee will be partially refunded.

For a complete reading of the Terms and Conditions, getting to Merapoh and gearing up for a CAT Walk, please download the CAT Walk Plus FAQ HERE.  

The main differences between a CAT Walk and a CAT Walk Plus are:

  • A CAT Walk is guided by a certified volunteer trained by MYCAT staff. A CAT Walk Plus is guided by a MYCAT staff thus allowing participants to gain a greater and in-depth information on MYCAT’s conservation efforts at the Sungai Yu Ecological Corridor.
  • On CAT Walk Plus, participants will get an opportunity to check a camera trap which was set to monitor wildlife presence in the area. This activity is not included in a CAT Walk because it requires MYCAT staff to be present on-site.
  • The registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus includes round-trip transportation between Kuala Lumpur and Merapoh town. Whereas participants of a CAT Walk are expected to make their own way to Merapoh town.
  • The registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus includes the purchase of tree saplings to be planted by participants at the degraded sites in the Sungai Yu Ecological Corridor.
  • Weather permitting, a CAT Walk Plus can include a night drive through an oil palm plantation where participants have a chance of spotting nocturnal wildlife.
  • Participants joining a CAT Walk Plus from Singapore are provided with a pre-trip briefing in Singapore prior to the trip. These briefings are conducted by CAT Walk Plus alumni who can share first-hand experiences and tips about CAT Walks. Participants based outside of Singapore can join the pre-trip briefings via video conference calls.
  • Regardless of nationality, the registration fee for a CAT Walk Plus is the same. A 25% discount off the registration fee is also applicable for full-time students and repeat volunteers.


Terms and Conditions:

  1. A CAT Walk Plus takes place with a minimum of 6 participants, and a maximum of 8 participants per trip based on a first-come-first-served basis.
  2. Volunteers must be above 18 years of age, in good health and physical condition, and confident that they can complete a day walk of about 6km with little assistance. Prior experience in hiking, and trekking in the Malaysian rainforest is an advantage. MYCAT staff will be present throughout the programme period.
  3. To confirm the spot in the programme, volunteers must register and pay the participation fees in full 30-days before the Day 1 of the CAT Walk trip.
  4. All cancellation and/or transfers request must be made in writing to cat@malayantiger.net at least 30 days prior to the CAT Walk date and the participation fee will be partially refunded.

For a complete reading of the Terms and Conditions, getting to Merapoh and gearing up for a CAT Walk, please download the CAT Walk Plus FAQ HERE.  

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